Happy Tuesday! Like Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, The Morning Dispatch has also sworn off use of the term “Latinx.” (We never used it.)
To quote the congressman: “Adding an x and creating a new word comes off as performative” and it is used “largely to appease white rich progressives.”
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Monday the Biden administration will engage in a full diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, citing the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing genocide, crimes against humanity, and other human rights abuses. “U.S. diplomatic or official representation would treat these Games as business as usual in the face of the PRC’s egregious human rights abuses and atrocities in Xinjiang,” Psaki said. “And we simply can’t do that.”
An anonymous senior Biden administration official told reporters Monday that President Biden is expected to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video call later today that there will be “very real costs”—including sanctions and an increase in U.S. troop presence and capabilities along NATO’s Eastern Flank—if Russia attempts to invade Ukraine.